Free Internet Marketing Project – FIMP for Short – Scam?
Looking around the internet I found a place called the Free Internet Marketing Project – FIMP for short and being a member of Wealthy Affiliate just had to have a look around this online free service.
Starter Members come to Wealthy Affiliate all the time claiming they can find training on the internet for free and especially on YouTube, this was so bad I had to break it down into two separate reviews unless you wanted to be here for about an hour reading what I had to listen to for over 6 hours to find out.
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Who Is FIMP
Ian is the founder of FIMP, which is the Free Internet Marketing Project, and after sitting through 6 and a half hours of him talking about his training on internet marketing and how people can earn money from the internet shall I condense what I have learned so far.
I have watched from Lesson 1.1 up to and including Lesson 4.4 when I got thrown into a few videos that basically had not much to do with training but how to become and get paid for referring people to the Free Program.
According to Ian, in the first couple of Lessons he talks about Mind Set for Internet Marketing and until you complete these lessons not to go to the other lessons or jump around these are the most important for success with internet marketing.
In Lesson 1.1 the points to his introduction are about expectations due to media with gurus and scam artists flashing the “shiny object syndrome” and having people think these things are true, even though they tell you straight out there are no guarantees you will make money as they do.
They neglect to tell you how much hard quality work it took along for the number of years to find a way to make the money they did online.
Lesson 1.2 – Ian now states there are “Only 4 Paths to Wealth” these are – Content Based Business that is monetized with advertising (CPC, CPM, CPA, etc.) – Service-Based Business (Writers, SEO, etc.) – ECommerce Business (Drop shipping or having your own products) – and Selling your own Digital Products.
Then you have 3 Core Competency you need to know – getting the most money per conversion (content oriented and digital sales), getting high-quality products for cheap, and getting high-quality labor for cheap (service-oriented).
In order to achieve success in any of the above you need to know how to get traffic whether free or paid (which he will go into on a later lesson) this can be done with SEO Authority Outreach, Video Marketing, and PPC.
Goes into length about reverse math, Google Adsense (how it is not profitable or good for a website), giveaways on a content-based website are good for monetizing, Commissions are only good if you are looking at high-end items.
The industry is overwhelming to most newcomers but what they need to realize is you do not have to be good at all the ways of internet marketing just get good at the one that works for you and get traffic. But he will be teaching all of these in the future lessons.
Lesson 1.3 Ian – Explains in this lesson that it has taken years to develop proficiency in all these skills 13 years to be exact and providing this high quality of training takes time especially when people want a quick return on investment.
This whole project for him now comes down to visitors and people joining the Free Program but you can join as a paid member to the FIMP site. At this time the only thing he asks is that you purchase your web hosting through his affiliate link.
Register before going on in the training as an active member (which I did), share FIMP with like-minded people and help other members on the Facebook Group page with questions they may have.
Concludes Lesson 1
That was the conclusion of Lesson 1, now Ian does provide some valuable information here but I have picked up no real experience yet in what I am going to do with internet marketing.
Considering Lesson 2 is all about the MindSet and being successful in the Internet Marketing world this will be on my next review page explaining what all is involved and how Ian plans to set everyone straight with a Mind Set to become successful.
I summed up what took three videos and over an hour of my time in a grand total of fewer than 600 words and only about 15 minutes of time to type it all out and you have all the same information that it took that long for him to explain.
This is by no means a scam he is teaching some valuable information and after all, it is free but so far that is all I have gotten is some free information that anyone can find doing a Google search.
Understand that for now, I am not considering this a scam because I have not completed the whole course or program that he is providing for free on video, but as of now nothing has cost me anything except my time.
Looking for Something Else
When I found this website or YouTube video I was actually searching for something else that would be beneficial that I could work with as in hands-on learning how to do internet marketing online.
There are so many scams out there today, my email fills up with offers every day with them. If you are like me and on a very tight budget there is no way you can afford to keep laying out $49.99 each time for some silly system that does not work.
So far the only thing that FIMP is asking for is you to purchase your hosting from the affiliate link they refer you to and that is for “Blue Host” who I will have a review on by tomorrow and posted on this website.
Hosting companies can be very cheap the first year around just like purchasing a domain name but when renewal time comes around the next year you can end up paying close to if not over double for that same domain name.
As for hosting, with “Blue Host”, this is shared hosting so making sure you have domain privacy along with Site Speed, SSL Certificate (visitors will not come if your site is not secure), and Site Protection (from Spam). These things usually always come with their own price tag and are not included with regular hosting.
Ian leaves these three important things off when he is asking you to use this hosting but does let you know when purchasing your domain name from NameCheap (who he recommends) they include domain privacy for the first year free.
These are all the small points that I picked up on right away only because I have experience with doing websites that anyone new would not be aware of.
For now, I am going to hold off passing any type of judgment on this particular training that is offered for free in internet marketing, true it did waste a good deal of my time so far for the few things that have been taught, but no verdict yet.
If you are looking for serious training with hands-on then you can join me here at Wealthy Affiliate they train you, offer you free training along with 20 lessons, 2 free websites (on a subdomain), and hosting with the bells and whistles needed.
The first seven days gets you to access to the community and as much help as needed in the Live Chat area to complete the first 10 lessons of Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) and the first 10 lessons of Boot camp.
By the end of these lessons, you will have a website completely set up and ready to take live on the internet. Honestly, you will not have to listen to 6 and a half hours of someone talking without doing tasks that move you forward with making money online.
Which way do you prefer to learn? Hands-on or Listening to video after the video?
Would you prefer a free membership for seven days with 2 free websites (subdomain) and hosting or to purchase a domain and hosting prior to doing anything with them?
Very interested in hearing the answers to these questions along with any comments, suggestions, or questions you might have please leave them in the space provided below I will get back to you.
Thank you for visiting today if your interest you can finish reading my part 2 of the review here >>>CLICK HERE<<< to continue until the end of FIMP “Free Internet Marketing Program”.
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